Citrus yellow vein clearing virus treatment

Citrus yellow vein clearing virus treatment

It’s time for your Southeast regional agricultural news. I’m Haylie Shipp on the Farm Information Network.

As we wrap up our four-day series on citrus yellow streak clearing virus, we discussed the discovery in California, explained how it could have ended up in a residential lemon tree in Tulare and how it spreads, and identified the symptoms.

Now let’s talk about the treatment.

Victoria Hornbaker, director of the California Department of Agriculture’s Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Division…

“You can treat the vectors to prevent the spread or you can remove the inoculum much like we do with VHL, we remove the positive trees.”

However, this is the first time we’ve seen this in the US, which means California is really taking the lead in handling it…

“At this time, we have not developed that regulatory response. We are still working with the USDA to fully understand what we are seeing in the region. How widespread is the infestation? And from there we will work with the USDA to develop a regulatory response protocol.

Bottom line, how serious is citrus yellow vein clearing virus for the state of California…

“We really don’t know at the moment.”

Thanks again to Patrick Cavanaugh from our network for sharing this interview with us. If you missed any part of our series, just drop by AgInfo.NET.

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